• TheOverclocker Issue 31

    Here’s Issue 31 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This time we catch up with a rising competitor in the Elite overclocking league, Dancop from Germany. We take a quick look at Intel’s might Core i7 5960X and cover not one or two, but five of the best Z97 motherboards around. For…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 30

    Welcome to issue 30 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This month we look at the happenings of COMPUTEX 2014. We spend time with the amazing GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. Look at EVGA’s classic GTX 780Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card and a host of other hardware and get to hear from the…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 29

    In Issue 29 of TheOverclocker magazine, we sit down with famous overclocker, Elmor after what seems to be an eternity since we last caught up with him. TheOC Show is back for the third time and as always has plenty for you to chew on, so make sure to…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 28

    In this issue (our first of 2014), we head back to Brazil for an interview with the number one overclocker in the Extreme Overclocker’s League. We take some time to consider our beloved DIY industry again through what is hopefully an objective pair of eyes. The HWBOT/OC-TV talk show…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 27

    Here it Is, the last issue of 2013. This time around we bring you the first episode of what is hopefully many more of OC-TV and HWBOT’s OC Show. In addition we get a quick one on one with Hong Kong’s epic overclocker, Mad222 and for our cover feature…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 26

    TheOverclocker issue 26 is here, packed with more of the great content you’ve come to expect. Be sure not to miss out on our MSI MOA 2013 grand finals coverage and our time spent with Jonathan Alva, better known as Lucky_n00b. As usual we have plenty of high-end overclocker…

News from around the overclocking world

Here’s Issue 31 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This time we catch up with a rising competitor in the Elite overclocking league, Dancop from Germany. We take a quick look at Intel’s might Core i7 5960X and cover not one or two, but five of the best Z97 motherboards around. For the gamers out there, we also gathered five of the best mice in an effort to crown a king. Finally, be sure to check out episode 5 of TheOC show. Get something to eat or drink and sit back and coverage on the GIGABYTE EOC competition and more.

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 980/970 are the world’s most advanced GPUs. Powered by next-generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, it delivers incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features like NVIDIA Super Resolution Technology. With up to twice the performance of prior-generation cards and breakthrough graphics technologies, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980/970 provides an elite gaming experience on virtual reality, HD, and ultra-resolution 4K displays.

EVGA ACX 2.0 – The World’s Most Efficient Air Cooler

Most graphics card manufacturers only focus on one aspect when designing their cooling solution and neglect all other aspects of the fan design and heatsink. With EVGA ACX 2.0, we focused on the details that make a real difference, not just marketing jargon.

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In a major leap forward for gaming, NVIDIA has introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell chip architecture — the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs — delivering unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.

Maxwell is the company’s 10th-generation GPU architecture, following Kepler. The engine of next-generation gaming, it solves some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing.

Its new Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) technology enables gaming GPUs for the first time to deliver real-time dynamic global illumination. Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts realistically in the game environment — resulting in deeper levels of immersion for gamers.

And a range of new technologies — including multi-frame sampled anti-antialiasing (MFAA), dynamic super resolution (DSR), VR Direct and extremely energy-efficient design — enable Maxwell-based GTX 980 and 970 GPUs to render frames with the highest fidelity at higher clock speeds and lower power consumption than any other GPU in their class.

For more information on the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, visit www.geforce.com.

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Meet the Sniper F3 Kit

Do not let the hype around DDR4 fool you. We appreciate the new memory standard here and all it brings, but the truth is there’s plenty of life left in DDR3. In fact there is likely to be a continued interest in DDR3 for years to come, if only because the platforms are that much more mature and it is cost effective. As such, in todays’ landscape where PC gaming is on the rise again and hardware is easily eclipsing the gaming titles on the market. There’s sense in being a little more prudent in how we spend our hard earned cash and while we may all want that high speed DDR3 2800MHz set or above. It isn’t economically viable, thus it falls to sets such as these from G.Skill to provide the performance without breaking the bank.

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Taipei, Taiwan – 10 September 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading extreme performance memory manufacturer and designer, is excited to feature two extremely high end DDR4 memory at 3333MHz 32GB (4GBx8) and 3200MHz 32GB (8GBx4) during Intel Developer Forum 2014 (IDF 2014).

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luxduoset

Introduction

Portable speakers are everywhere these days. From the ultra-portable compact speakers to the heavier high-end speakers that barely qualify as portable, there is a shape and size for everyone out there. Digging around the muck and figuring out what is good quality is a tough job, especially in Taiwan where gimmicks are a dime a dozen (Whatever you do, just avoid the Hello Kitty speakers). But there is one company that is doing things differently: Making GOOD products.

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Introduction

Gamdias is a company that specializes in gaming accessories, very futuristic looking gaming accessories from mice to keyboards that are all named after Greek gods. Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the Olympian world, is the newest line of gaming headphones to come out of Gamdias, and they are something to behold.

Look! A UFO

The Hephaestus set of headphones is particularly futuristic, with lots of functionless lines and two huge fake vents coming off the ear cups, the headset looks more like a spaceship than headphones. If that wasn’t enough, the headphones also have built-in LED lights so you look like you’ve activated your warp drive while you game…and it’s totally AWESOME! (Unless, of course, you want to use them in public)

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Hyper x Cloud

Introduction

While the packaging and look of the Cloud headphones is pretty generic, making them look more like a headset made for corporate call-centers than one made for gamers, the headphones themselves are anything but standard. In fact, the build quality of this set is amazing and worth every penny for the $80 USD price!

Built to Feel Good

The casing and frame for the headphones are made from solid aluminum, like a Macbook Pro or HTC One, really giving it a solid feel that you don’t find with the typical cheap plastic headphones. If you are looking for comfort, the ear cups and headband are made from REAL soft leather with plenty of padding behind them, making for the most comfortable over-ear headphones I have ever worn. They have even included a changeable set of fabric ear cups if the leather ones aren’t doing it for you.

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New Technologies Provide a Range of Capabilities and Are Central to Enabling a Software Defined Infrastructure

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families to address the requirements of diverse workloads and the rapidly evolving needs of data centers. The new processor families include numerous enhancements that provide performance increases of up to 3x over the previous generation2, world-class energy efficiency and enhanced security. To facilitate the explosive demand for software defined infrastructure (SDI), the processors expose key metrics, through telemetry, which enable the infrastructure to deliver services with the best performance, resilience and optimized total cost of ownership.

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Chillax! Cool Your Laptop and More: Ergostand III

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Introduction

If two cooling pads weren’t enough, Cooler Master has the newly released Ergostand III ready to hit stores now. A laptop cooling pad, the Ergostand III cools down your computer, gives you more comfortable viewing angles and even adds more USB ports so you can connect extra devices. But, how is it different from its predecessors? How about other products like it?

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